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Ryan Sallans: Author Reading
February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFREE
Come meet author, activist, educator, Ryan Sallans. Milwaukee has this unique opportunity to hear directly from Ryan as he travels through the state – speaking later in the day at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Trans Symposium.
Join us for light refreshments and an engaging author reading and discussion.
Receive a free copy of Ryan’s book Second Son — while supplies last!
About Ryan’s book:
Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life is a story that intimately explores the transition experience of Ryan Sallans, born Kimberly Ann Sallans. Each chapter viscerally pulls the reader through Ryan’s transition from infant to child, child to body-obsessed teenage girl, teenage girl to eating-disordered young woman, female to male, daughter to son, and finally a beloved partner to a cherished fiancé. It offers readers a unique glimpse of life and love as lived by a uniquely talented and truth-telling man.
Ryan has worked in the field of gender and sexuality since 2002. He began as a graduate assistant and peer educator, while seeking two masters degrees in English and educational psychology. Since 2005, LGBT speaker Ryan Sallans has been on the forefront of transgender healthcare, university/college campus inclusion, and sensitivity training for workplace environments. Locally and nationally, he has assisted in education, training and program development around LGBTQ healthcare with an emphasis on serving transgender clients/patients. The intermixing of his professional experiences and own personal transition story are a unique approach to education and training that has audiences leaving filled with inspiration and mobility.